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Lexus shows new e-drive control

Lexus shows new e-drive control

For its next-generation electric and hybrid vehicles, Lexus has unveiled an e-drive control system called "Direct4," and an all-battery electric concept vehicle based on the technology is expected to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2021.

LG Electronics and Magna build e-car components

LG Electronics and Magna build e-car components

LG Electronics and Magna have announced a joint venture to manufacture electric motors, inverters and onboard chargers. The joint venture, tentatively named "LG Magna e-Powertrain," will also manufacture complete e-drive systems for certain automakers.

Cooling management system for e-cars from Hyundai Wia

Cooling management system for e-cars from Hyundai Wia

Hyundai Wia has developed a thermal management system for electric cars that is designed to improve their range and charging capability. The mechanical engineering company, which is part of the Hyundai Group, plans to bring the solution to production maturity by 2023, after which it will be used in e-cars based on the E-GMP platform.

Dürr acquires majority stake in Teamtechnik

Dürr acquires majority stake in Teamtechnik

Mechanical and plant engineering company Dürr has acquired a majority stake of 75 percent in Teamtechnik Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, whose product range primarily includes test systems for electric and hybrid drives. Teamtechnik is contributing a major order to this merger at the same time.

BYD brings new PHEV drive DM-i to three models

BYD brings new PHEV drive DM-i to three models

BYD has unveiled a new plug-in hybrid powertrain called DM-i, which is expected to reduce fuel consumption to 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers. The DM-i hybrid system, which is now entering mass production, will initially be fitted to three BYD models: the Qin, Song and Tang.

IAV offers mobile test bench for high-voltage components

IAV offers mobile test bench for high-voltage components

Berlin-based engineering specialist IAV has developed a mobile high-voltage test bench which it now offers either as a product or as a service. Several German vehicle manufacturers are already using the system, called IAV Auros, in their projects and test facilities, the company reports.

Ministry of Transport promotes e-vehicle development

Ministry of Transport promotes e-vehicle development

The Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) is funding three research projects with a total of 24.4 million euros, which will develop both battery-electric commercial vehicles and fuel cell drives.

Schaeffler to start series production of e-motors in 2021

Schaeffler to start series production of e-motors in 2021

After establishing its own e-mobility division three years ago, Schaeffler will begin series production of e-motors for hybrid modules, hybrid transmissions, and purely electric axle drives in 2021, with the supplier eyeing the truck sector in addition to the passenger car sector.

Audi plant in Győr prepares for e-drives for PPE electric cars

Audi plant in Győr prepares for e-drives for PPE electric cars

Preparations are underway at Audi Hungaria for the production of the new generation of electric motors. The new electric drives for the Group's fully electric models, which are based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) developed with Porsche, will be supplied from Győr in Hungary in the future.

BMW plans to double production of electrified vehicles in Dingolfing

BMW plans to double production of electrified vehicles in Dingolfing

At the BMW plant in Dingolfing, production of electrified vehicles is to be more than doubled this year from the current level of just under 20,000 to over 40,000 vehicles, with the all-electric BMW iX being one of the vehicles to contribute to this.

Bosch to build Formula E drives for Dragon

Bosch to build Formula E drives for Dragon

Bosch Motorsport and the Formula E team Dragon Penske Autosport have agreed on a long-term technology and development partnership. As part of the partnership, Bosch is developing a vehicle management system with hardware and software modules that is specially tailored to the requirements of the Formula E car.

Mercedes-AMG builds E-test centre

Mercedes-AMG builds E-test centre

Mercedes-AMG is building a modern test centre for the development of electrified high-performance drives and electrical components at its headquarters in Affalterbach. The official ground-breaking ceremony for the new "Technikum" took place on Thursday.

Foxconn relies on e-drives from Nidec for MIH platform

Foxconn relies on e-drives from Nidec for MIH platform

Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer working for Apple, has teamed up with Japanese electric motor maker Nidec through its automotive offshoot Foxtron, with the duo aiming to develop electric powertrains for Foxconn's e-car platform MIH, due to be unveiled in autumn 2020.

Ford converts Valencia engine plant to hybrid drives

Ford converts Valencia engine plant to hybrid drives

Ford is investing in the electrification of its Valencia site in Spain. The engine plant there will build hybrid powertrains for the Kuga Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) and the full hybrid variants of the Kuga, S-Max and Galaxy ranges from the end of 2022. In addition, a further €5.2 million is being spent on expanding battery assembly capacity in Valencia.

Yamaha shows e-motor for high performance electric cars

Yamaha shows e-motor for high performance electric cars

Yamaha Motor has developed an electric motor with a maximum output of 350 kW. According to the Japanese, this drive module can be used in "hyper EVs" and other high-performance applications.

Hyzon unveils electric axle for its future H2 trucks

Hyzon unveils electric axle for its future H2 trucks

Hyzon Motors is unveiling an electric axle to be used in the US developer's future medium- and heavy-duty H2 trucks. Hyzon's eAxle uses one motor per wheel and is said to be up to 97 per cent efficient.

Northern France: Renault establishes eMobility industry cluster

Northern France: Renault establishes eMobility industry cluster

Renault Group is creating an independent umbrella company called Renault ElectriCity for electric car production at its Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz plants in northern France. Renault ElectriCity is to be measured against a target of 400,000 vehicles per year from 2025.

Local Motors convinced by Protean wheel hub motors

Local Motors convinced by Protean wheel hub motors

Local Motors has awarded wheel hub motor specialist Protean Electric a major contract as part of their existing collaboration. The new three-year contract will see Protean Electric supply thousands of in-wheel motors for use in Local Motors' Olli 2.0 autonomous electric shuttles.

Researchers develop hybrid circuit boards for power electronics

Researchers develop hybrid circuit boards for power electronics

In the BMWi-funded CLAPE project, experts from the Fraunhofer ILT, ILFA GmbH and the French SME Ouest Coating have succeeded in developing a novel industrial manufacturing process that now makes it possible to use low-cost FR4 circuit board substrates in power electronics, for example in electric motors.

Renault wants to enter the BEV value chain

Renault wants to enter the BEV value chain

Renault is accelerating its electric strategy and has unveiled a comprehensive strategy package for this under the name "Renault Eways Electropop", with not only new sales targets but also more details on the French company's platform and technology strategy.

Volvo Penta builds electric motors for Rosenbauer RT

Volvo Penta builds electric motors for Rosenbauer RT

Volvo Penta has begun production of electric drives for the production version of Rosenbauer's RT fire engine, including electric motors and an Active Cooling Unit (ACU) based on a 600-volt system.

Volvo and Geely establish joint venture for powertrains

Volvo and Geely establish joint venture for powertrains

Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely have formed a joint venture called Aurobay. The new company will develop combustion engines, transmissions and hybrid powertrains, allowing the Swedes to focus on developing premium electric cars themselves.

Bosch shows CVT transmission for electric cars

Bosch shows CVT transmission for electric cars

Supplier Bosch has unveiled an in-house developed CVT transmission with a continuously variable ratio for use in electric cars. Compared to the usual single-speed transmissions, Bosch aims to not only improve efficiency and performance, but also expand the range of applications for electric cars - for example, in trailer operation.

Vitesco shows new e-axle drive EMR4

Vitesco shows new e-axle drive EMR4

Vitesco Technologies has presented the new generation of its electric axle drive. The manufacturer promises that the EMR4 will be 25 percent lighter with the same performance - and will be able to cover a wider performance range at lower costs. The EMR4 is being built in China, among other places.

Mazda MX-30: Is the range extender not coming after all?

Mazda MX-30: Is the range extender not coming after all?

Mazda is apparently backing away from plans to soon follow up its first all-electric production model, the MX-30, with another variant using a Wankel engine as a range extender. While the manufacturer confirms that the range extender won't be coming anytime soon, it is officially sticking with the project.

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler has unveiled its updated plans for the upcoming shift to electric mobility at an investor day, with the goal of Mercedes-Benz preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade with new platforms and battery factories - with one caveat.

LG and Magna form e-drive joint venture

LG and Magna form e-drive joint venture

The announced joint venture between LG Electronics and Magna to manufacture electric motors, inverters and onboard chargers as well as complete e-drive systems has now been sealed, and the joint venture's management team has also been finalized.

Volvo increases e-range of its large PHEVs

Volvo increases e-range of its large PHEVs

Volvo has revised the plug-in hybrid powertrains of the large SPA platform, which is expected to not only increase the electric range to probably up to 90 kilometers in the Recharge models of the 60 and 90 series, but also slightly increased the system power.

Vitesco prepares to start production of 800-volt electric motor technology

Vitesco prepares to start production of 800-volt electric motor technology

Having unveiled an 800 V inverter just six months ago, Vitesco Technologies is now preparing to launch production of 800 volt electric motor technology in China, which is scheduled to start in 2023.

Hyundai Mobis: E-Corner modules for skateboard platform

Hyundai Mobis: E-Corner modules for skateboard platform

Hyundai Mobis, an automotive supplier that is part of the Hyundai Motor Group, has unveiled an E-Corner module that integrates steering, braking, suspension and electric drive systems into one wheel, and is expected to serve as the base technology for a future platform that is expected to be released in 2023.

Renault acquires stake in e-motor specialist Whylot

Renault acquires stake in e-motor specialist Whylot

Renault has taken a 21 percent stake in French electric motor specialist Whylot. The investment does not come without notice: a joint project has already been underway since the summer.

Polestar reportedly working on 800-volt E-motor with 475 kW

Polestar reportedly working on 800-volt E-motor with 475 kW

Polestar is developing a new electric motor and battery pack with an 800-volt system, according to a media report, and the Polestar-exclusive powertrain could debut in the Polestar 5.

Mercedes apparently rebuilds development department

Mercedes apparently rebuilds development department

As part of the shift towards electric mobility, Mercedes-Benz has restructured its development department and made a number of key appointments, according to a media report. The new structure is expected to do away with the previous role of series manager.

GM starts E-conversion of Mexico plant

GM starts E-conversion of Mexico plant

General Motors has begun converting its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, to produce electric cars. Production of the internal combustion Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox models previously produced there will cease by mid-May for the conversions.

Mercedes invests two billion euros in E-conversion of assembly plants

Mercedes invests two billion euros in E-conversion of assembly plants

Mercedes-Benz has announced billions of euros of investment in its European assembly plants to equip them for the shift to electric cars by the end of the decade, with production of vehicles on the new electric platforms due to be introduced from 2025.

GAC founds its own subsidiary for e-drives

GAC founds its own subsidiary for e-drives

Chinese carmaker GAC Group is investing 2.16 billion yuan (312 million euros) to set up a subsidiary for the production of e-drives. The new subsidiary plans to build production lines with an annual capacity of 400,000 integrated electric drive systems by 2025.